Southampton club captain Steven Davis has revealed that he is growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of game time given to him by manager Mark Hughes, according to a report on the Daily Mail.

The Northern Ireland midfielder has held talks with Hughes to discuss his playing time at the club and he is yet to make a Premier League appearance this season.

The 33-year-old did feature for the Saints in the Carabao Cup, but he wants to play a bigger role this season.

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When speaking about his current situation, Davis said:

It’s quite open and we’ve had a chat. I played in a cup game the other night and obviously, it was good to get 90 minutes under the belt and I look forward to getting stuck into the games here as well.

Ultimately it’s frustration, as it is for any player who isn’t playing. That’s the aim every week when you go to training and get yourself ready to play on a Saturday. But things in football can change very quickly as well.

Obviously, I am coming off the back of the second half of last season where I was injured but the main focus during the summer and pre-season was getting myself right and fit. The body is feeling good and I am ready to go. I know what qualities are needed.

Davis is expected to start for Northern Ireland on Saturday as they take on Bosnia in Belfast in their first match of the UEFA Nations League.

Davis is hoping to put in a good performance to prove to Hughes that he has the quality to be starting for the Saints on a regular basis.